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Hawaiian Chili Recipe

Hawaiian Chili Recipe

Chili is my favorite dish to warm up at dinnertime. Years ago, my father taught me this recipe and I remember being intrigued by his choice of garnish - pineapple. It seemed so exotic at the time! Over the years, this chili recipe has been tweaked, evolving into our family's own adaptation. One year, my husband's Army Unit was having…
Apple and Gouda Muffin Recipe

Apple and Gouda Muffin Recipe

I've been craving baked goods. Soft, buttery baked goods...oh man. I generally don’t love fruit in my sweets, but I couldn’t decide between sweet and savory, so for this muffin recipe I went for a combination as delightful as cookies and milk, bacon and eggs, or peanut butter and jelly: apples and cheese. Maybe you haven't gotten into the apples…
Mango Smoothie Recipe

Mango Smoothie Recipe

‘Tis the season when everyone in the workplace is being stricken down with some horrible sniffly plague and you feel like a ticking time bomb, knowing it’s only a matter of time before it gets you too. Be the strong, healthy one! Don’t become one of the fallen with the aid of this Mango Smoothie recipe. I know juices and…
How To: Host a Football Party

How To: Host a Football Party

If we said it once, we've said it a thousand times - we love to throw a party! So when the fine folks at CVS asked if we would be interested in hosting and sharing a Football party - how could we say no? We know, you're thinking we don't seem like biggest football fans around. However, since we grew…
Ginger Apple Punch Recipe

Ginger Apple Punch Recipe

What’s a party without punch? Sure beers are nice and all, but if you really want to class it up, there’s nothing like a punch bowl to do the trick. The punchbowl is basically the watercooler of any party – the congregation place. We love this ginger beer and apple cider punch recipe because it goes down smooth and is…
Whipped Feta Dip and Roasted Red Pepper & Beer Dip

Whipped Feta Dip and Roasted Red Pepper & Beer Dip

Because you can always use another dip or two! Have you ever heard anyone say, "Man, there are just too many dips at this party!"? Me neither. The more condiments the better, as far as I'm concerned, so why not add a few new ones into the mix? For our recent Super Bowl party I whipped up two unique and…
Best of 2013: Recipes

Best of 2013: Recipes

Happy Holidays! To celebrate the year that was, we’re bringing you trios of the best and most popular posts of 2013. If you know us, you know that besides obsessing over makeup, we spend a lot of time thinking about what to eat. Today, we're taking another look at our most read and shared recipes of 2013. Cheddar & Leek…
How to Have a Cookie Swap

How to Have a Cookie Swap

ENJOY A VARIETY OF COOKIES WHILE BAKING JUST ONE RECIPE I was chatting with a few of my friends one November day when I learned that a few of them had never heard of a holiday cookie exchange. Cue the record scratch! Where I grew up cookie exchanges were as much a part of the holidays as putting the lights…
Holiday Health Tips – Surviving the Holidays: Office Edition

Holiday Health Tips – Surviving the Holidays: Office Edition

Five Tips to Avoid Overindulging on Holiday Treats The holidays are a time for giving and gathering with family and friends to reflect on the last year. It's also the time when Joan from accounting decides to stock the office kitchen with fudge, cookies, chocolates and a whole variety of sweets and treats. We all know what happens next -…
Butternut Squash Tart Recipe

Butternut Squash Tart Recipe

SERVE THIS WARM APPETIZER WHILE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE MAIN MEAL This Butternut Squash Tart is the perfect thing to make as an appetizer for a dinner party or the upcoming Thanksgiving meal. Why is that, you ask? Because if you are like me, the best laid plans never quite come to fruition when hosting. There’s always a…